...They'd be amazed to hear that Chance has been toying with them now for years.
Not quite ready yet To become their Destiny, it pushed them close, drove them apart, it barred their path,stifling a laugh,and then leaped aside.
There were signs and signals,
Even if they couldn't read them yet. Perhaps three years ago or just last Tuesday a certain leaf fluttered from one shoulder to another? Something was dropped and then picked up. Who knows, maybe the ball that vanished into childhood's thicket?
There were doorknobs and doorbells where one touch had covered another beforehand. Suitcases checked and standing side by side. One night, perhaps, the same dream, grown hazy by morning.
Every beginning Is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.
— from "Love at First Sight", Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska, The End and The Beginning, 1993.